TechEd 2005 is over, and now is the time to start thinking about PDC05, which will be held in Los Angeles, September 13th-16th. The PDC has been in the same location the last 2 times (2001 and 2003), and my favorite hotel is the Wilshire Grand. In 2003 the Wilshire was the place to stay, and I can’t find a reason to switch hotels. The prime feature was a nice hotel bar, which had a small alcove off from the main bar. A bunch of us used this alcove as a nice area to sit and hangout, without having to shout over music or crowd noise. They also have a decent selection of beer (major bonus).
I don’t know how many people from the PDC03 crew I hung out with will be there this time, but even if only half of them show up, it will still be a rocking time. Drew Marsh has already posted that he signed up for the conf and will be staying at the Wilshire.
The PDC starts on a Tuesday, which is kind of weird, with precons on the Sunday and Monday prior. I have to leave before the last day (to get back East in time for my sister’s wedding), so I’m not sure when I plan to fly out, yet. I didn’t really see any precons that I’d be interested in, but I’m sure we can hold our own in the lounge of the Wilshire.